Wednesday, January 6, 2010

HELP! I'm Shamelessly Exploiting YOU!

So I need to know: If you could have written a letter to an advice column in High School* what kinds of things would you have asked about? (My concerns may not have been entirely, um, of general interest.)

*Bonus points if you're actually IN HIGH SCHOOL. Use LOTS of CAPS in your COMMENT, and then I'll KNOW.)


  1. I'd write about boys... if I was in High School. Boys and their crazy hair. Okay, maybe not. How about relationships with parents or how to date. I think we all needed that in high school. =)

  2. I exploit too, whenever I can get away with it. I take it you're writing a column then. Don't you have a fourteen year old daughter?

    I'm definitely not in high school, but I remember those days very well. Here's what I would have asked if we'd had a paper at my school--Why do boys always pick the trashy girls and how can I be liked and still keep my standards? But that's just me.

  3. Dear Becca,

    My world has ended. The guy I liked showed up to the dance with a new girl. What can I do to get him to notice me?

    Desperate and Broken Hearted

    Dear Becca,

    I recently moved into a new high school. Over the summer I made friends who share a common interest. But now that school has started I feel stuck. I feel stuck and defined by my friends. I NEED NEW FRIENDS if I'm ever going to be popular. How can I nicely ditch my old friend for better ones?

    Wanting to be in the IN crowd

    Dear Becca,

    I have decided that I want to go to art school. It is the only thing that makes me happy. But my parents told me they will not support my decision. I have thought a lot about this choice and I know it is the right thing for me to do. How can I convince my parents that I am not a little kid anymore?

    Thanks for you help.
    Struggling Artist

  4. Wow, Amber did a fabulous job answering your plea for help!

    I would've asked for advice on how to survive a math class whose teacher had a Vietnamese accent thicker than a plank. Where to find cheap but fashionable clothes. How to clear up acne. Etc...

  5. I'm not in high school but at the time, what I would have written about would have been my friends. I would have asked advice about those relationships and when do you stop being friends with a person.

  6. I would have been dying to know if a boy would ever notice me. Ever!

  7. Dear Becca,

    Why is it that only the nerdiest of nerds are interested in me?


    The Marching Band Drum Major/Member of National Honor Society

  8. Dear Becca,

    How come everyone else gets to go to Hawaii and I have to stay here in the freezing snow?

    Warm At Heart


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